Difficult times happen to everyone. But facing adversity doesn't have to stand in the way of being successful or happy. Adversity can make people tougher, wiser, and more compassionate. Bethany Hamilton, Oprah Winfrey, Ringo Starr, and Matt Moniz are examples of people who overcame incredible odds and achieved success. Learn about their inspirational stories with this informational text that is packed with fun facts, fascinating sidebars, and high-interest content. Featuring TIMEB) content and images, this full-color nonfiction book has text features such as a glossary, an index, and a table of contents to engage students in reading as they build their comprehension, vocabulary, and reading skills. The Reader's Guide and extended Try It! activity increase understanding of the material, and develop higher-order thinking. Check It Out! offers print and online resources for additional reading. Keep students reading from cover to cover with this captivating text!